Chorizo, Bean and Butternut Squash Chilli

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

A hearty winter dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes.
  2. Add the chorizo and red chilli and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sugar, pepper and 150ml cold water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the squash, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the beans last and cook for a final 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the parsley and serve.


Most Helpful

Oh MAN this was good. I used 2 sweet potatoes instead of squash because that's what I had around. I was afraid they'd take too long to cook so I peeled and cut them in half and roasted them under the broiler while I was chopping up the other ingredients. I later made the recipe again with butternut squash and it was good too, the sweet potatoes gave it a slightly different flavor and texture. I followed MarieAlice's suggestion and put grated cheddar on top which complemented the flavors nicely. I got a bunch of requests for the recipe when I brought it to a potluck. Thanks so much, it's definitely a make again!

QueSarah March 23, 2009

I made this for a chili cook off, and it wasn't too popular with the general masses. I did think it had nice spice and flavor, but I felt like the butternut squash never quite blended with the other flavors or textures. Sorry.

ClaireScarePorcipine November 23, 2008

My husband and I enjoyed this delicious chilli very much. It was very easy to put together and used things that I quite often have in my larder. It had a wonderful flavour without being overly spicy. I took liberties and sprinkled some grated cheddar on top for serving, but that is a personal preference, but it went quite well. Also when I went to get my can of beans from the larder I found I didn't have any canellini beans so I used a can of mixed chilli beans instead with great success. Thanks for a new favourite!

MarieRynr August 24, 2006

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